Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit for November 2019

Published on the 16th of December, 2019

During November 2019, Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (AMVU) treated two sick elephants that had Pododermatitis. The two were of different ages being a sub-adult and an adult bull.

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The extent of pododermatitis severity differed between the two, the adult male having a severe form but relatively a mild condition in the sub-adult. The condition is non-infectious and could have been exacerbated by wet weather amongst other conditions. Case descriptions for the two elephants follow below.